Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Watch Your Head!

I had great intentions of posting an interview and giveaway today. Until I took my girl to our doctor first thing yesterday morning. She hit her head really hard getting into our minivan on our last day of vacation, Friday. It seemed to be just one of those quirky things, until ten hours later her headache had not gone away in spite of several rounds of medicine. So late Friday night she and I made a visit to the ER of the hospital where we were, which also happens to be a medical school teaching hospital.

It was a rather frustrating experience, thanks to the rather snarky faculty ER doctor who was a bit dismissive. I guess when you usually see patients from DUI's and bar fights on a Friday night, it's hard to be too impressed by a well-mannered non-dramatic teenage girl. I won't go into all the details, but he could use a little teaching himself before he tries to impart his "wisdom" to the medical students and residents!

Anyway, the headaches worsened over the weekend and so this morning we saw the pediatrician who confirmed that she has a concussion, talked to a neurologist who heads up a concussion clinic at the children's hospital, and sent her home with a prescription ane instructions to lie on the couch in a darkened room until he sees her again Thursday - no TV, no reading, virtually nothing but lying around.

Day 1 has passed and she is already bored beyond belief, heartbroken over missing our church's youth Super Week, and thoroughly sick and tired of having a headache. Last night I read aloud to her for 2 1/2 hours. It's been awhile since we've done that! Good thing we have plenty of books around here!

Prayers are appreciated!


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LynnMarie said...

Oh I'm so sorry for your daughter! How terrible, can she listen to soft music at all? I pray she will be OK and up and running around soon with lots to do.

Diana Ferguson said...

So glad you took her in. It's important for her to follow those instructions. Take care.

Kathy ... better known as Nana said...

Oh my! So glad you followed up with her headaches ... praying she'll recover fully and quickly. {{hug}}

skoots1mom said...

we recently had a discussion about the arrogance of 'learning doctors'...they haven't had their legs ripped out from under themselves yet but it will happen. So sorry to hear about your girl's injury; prayers for her time to go by quickly while she is waiting for her next appointment

Kim said...

I am praying Linda!

Bunches of Hugs!!


Michelle said...

That ER doctor was a jerk.

So glad you followed up with her regular doctor.
Praying she'll feel better real soon.